The Person Who Changed My Life

James Earl Jones speaks about the teacher that helped him find his voice and lose his stutter

James Earl Jones speaks about the teacher that helped him find his voice and lose his stutter

In chapter 103 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Tony, Golden Globe and, Emmy award winning actor, James Earl Jones, speaks about the teacher that helped him find his voice and lose his stutter.  

John McCain remembers the teacher who provided him with the idealism he admired and emulated.

John McCain remembers the teacher who provided him with the idealism he admired and emulated.

In chapter 126 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, United States Senator, Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 and a prisoner of the Vietnam War, John McCain, remembers the teacher who provided him with the idealism he admired and emulated.

Cindy Crawford, talks about the advice and influence of her parents, teachers and early modeling coworkers

Cindy Crawford, talks about the advice and influence of her parents, teachers and early modeling coworkers

  Chapter 46 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, American supermodel, international celebrity, actress and spokesperson, Cindy Crawford, talks about the advice and influence of her parents, teachers and early modeling coworkers.  

The late Sir David Frost recalls his high school English teacher

The late Sir David Frost recalls his high school English teacher

Chapter 77 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host David Frost recalls his high school English teacher who encouraged him to think critically and for himself.  

Edward Asner remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher

Edward Asner remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher

In Chapter 7 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life,Edward Asner, film, television, and stage actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher.              

The late Walter Cronkite’s reflection on his high school mentor, Fred Birney

The late Walter Cronkite’s reflection on his high school mentor, Fred Birney

In Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book, The Person Who Changed My Life, acclaimed broadcast journalist and anchorman Walter Cronkite discussed his high school mentor — a man who was instrumental in setting him on his lifelong career path of journalism. Here is an excerpt by Walter Cronkite: I went to San Jacinto High School in Houston, Texas, in […]

Cory the Great!: How mentors’ attitudes/expectations shape relationships and outcomes

Cory the Great!: How mentors’ attitudes/expectations shape relationships and outcomes

In Matilda Cuomo’s book, “The Person Who Changed My Life,” NJ Senator Cory Booker describes how his grandfather’s expectations shaped his life. The article below shows how both positive and negative expectations can shape mentoring ties. “Everything my grandfather did was bold, proud, and loud–not one of us could enter a room without him becoming […]